Do get a good night’s sleep and eat a proper meal before coming in for your tattoo. Shower beforehand and avoid perfumes or colognes as these might irritate your artist (they do have to spend the next few hours in your personal space, so be respectful of that). Make sure to show up on time for your appointment, or a bit earlier if you can. We’d also recommend skimming through the rest of this FAQ for any other information you might find useful.

Absolutely do not drink alcohol or take any recreational drugs. We can’t tattoo you if you arrive in a state of intoxication, and your deposit will be forfeit. Then you’ll just be drunk and sad and without a tattoo. No one wants that.